2nd Ave Deli--what am I missing?
- pinkylechat Sep 22, 2008 01:30 PM
I had a pastrami sandwich and a kasha knish to take out yesterday. Extremely disappointing, expensive and mediocre fare. I'd ordered the pastrami fatty and still it wasn't anything outstanding, the meat was not as tender as it should have been, it tasted just like something I'd get at any deli. And the knish was hard and crusty and sort of dry. All that for $20. Never again!
I've always though 2nd Ave Deli makes a much better corned beef sandwich than a pastrami sandwich. I save my pastrami for Katz's, or if I can't make it down there and have an immense craving, Sarge's.
Try Sarge's on Third and 37th St. I adore their pastrami sandwiches. When I ask for "fatty" they serve "fatty". I moved from the neighborhood last year, and Sarge's is the one restaurant that I miss very much. I was thinking of trying Second Ave. Deli, but after reading your review, I'll stay with Sarge's.
going to sound a little harsh here, but ure not missing anything...ive always felt that 2nd Ave Deli was garbage sorta like Veniero's living off a reputation built long ago, but the food quality was not up to the reputation...i tried it so many times over the years, but i never was impressed
unlike say Katz's which although expensive does have a long history and reputation, but their pastrami really is great
Sarge's is alright, but I think Katz's is better
i was never a fan of the original 2nd ave deli...but then again, i only ordered pastrami. their matzo ball soup is the best next to my late grandmother's.
the next version surprisingly is great in my opinion. i usually stick to the smoked fish and bagels and salami...the chocolate babka is sickeningly delicious.